Galiche Rock

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Galiche Rock
Location of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands
Galiche Rock is located in Antarctic Peninsula
Galiche Rock
Galiche Rock
Location of Galiche Rock
Galiche Rock is located in Antarctica
Galiche Rock
Galiche Rock
Galiche Rock (Antarctica)
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 62°23′43″S 59°20′53″W / 62.39528°S 59.34806°W / -62.39528; -59.34806Coordinates: 62°23′43″S 59°20′53″W / 62.39528°S 59.34806°W / -62.39528; -59.34806
Archipelago South Shetland Islands
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System
Population Uninhabited

Galiche Rock (Bulgarian: скала Галиче, ‘Skala Galiche’ \ska-'la 'ga-li-che\) is the large rock off Somovit Point on the east coast of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. It is extending 300 m (328 yd) in northwest-southeast direction and 180 m (197 yd) in northeast-southwest direction, and forming the south side of the entrance to Kruni Cove and the north side of the entrance to Tsepina Cove.[1]

The rock is named after the settlement of Galiche in Northwestern Bulgaria.


Galiche Rock is located 150 m (164 yd) northeast of Somovit Point, 780 m (853 yd) south of Kitchen Point and 900 m (984 yd) north of Batuliya Point. British mapping in 1968 and Bulgarian in 2009.

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This article includes information from the Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria which is used with permission.

Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.